After a month of fighting, the death toll in the ongoing military operation to free Marawi City from the hands of terrorists has zoomed up to 375, presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said in Davao City on Friday, June 23.

At the Malacanang-sponsored Mindanao Hour press forum, Abella revealed the grim scorecard: 69 government troopers and 280 terrorists killed as of June 22.

The civilian death toll is 26, according to Abella, adding that  troops rescued 1,633 civilians trapped in the war zones held by the terrorists.


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